Carman’s continues support of BCCC

Australian gourmet food company Carman’s is continuing to support the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge, to be held on Saturday 9 November in Inverloch.

The support will see all riders receive delicious muesli bars at all food stations along the four routes. Enter here.

“Carman’s is thrilled to be a supporter of the 2019 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge, this is the seventh year we have got behind the charity event,” said Carman’s spokesperson.

“Our delicious and nutritious muesli bars are a natural fit when it comes to fuelling healthy bodies.”

Event Director Gavin Slavin believes the such generous support is vital to the success of this charity event.

“With all proceeds from the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge going towards funding driver education programs in secondary schools across the Bass Coast and South Gippsland regions, the support of our sponsors is so important,” he said.

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is one of the most spectacular rides in Victoria with four separate cycling routes: 40km, 53km, 85km and 121km. 

Event ambassador is David McKenzie from SBS cycling central.  

Enter the rides or the fun runs now at:


Calling netball, footy and soccer players!

Sports clubs and teams get cycling to reduce the road toll

As the soccer, AFL and netball season draws to a close, don’t waste the fitness you’ve built up over the winter months. Why don’t you put it to the test in the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge, starting and finishing in Inverloch on 9th November.

In previous BCCC’s we have had many sports clubs who have entered – either as individuals or as a team. We welcome sports clubs and teams from near and far to participate as a group and offer the choice to wear the official event jersey or your club / team kit while you ride. The choice is yours!

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60+ riders prize from Gippsland the Lifestyle Magazine

The BCCC routes are a popular choice for riders over 60 years of age and for the third year running, has generously donated a fantastic prize for one male and one female rider in this age category.

Gippsland The Lifestyle magazine is a regionally based, seasonally produced magazine which tells stories of local people, places, events, businesses and services. Publisher of the magazine, Doug Pell will be on hand at the post event presentation to present the $250 prize to one randomly selected male and female rider.

“Doug and Gippsland the Lifestyle magazine have supported the BCCC since its inception and we are extremely grateful for the generosity and coverage given to this event. In 2017 and 2018, this prize encouraged many over 60s to enter and we hope it will again this year.” Said event founder Gavin Slavin.


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Charity focus brings some event changes

Raising money for road safety education is or ultimate goal, so in 2019 we’ve made some slight changes which reduce event running costs, and will therefore enable more kids to undergo vital road safety education and hopefully reduce the ever climbing road toll.

The main change for riders to be aware of is the ride will no longer be timed. We encourage those riders interested in timing themselves to connect to Strava (or an alternate ride timing app) where you can not only clock your ride time, but track it and also measure yourself against other riders.

We are conscious that not all riders use ride timing apps or have mobile phones, so we apologise to those riders, but hope you understand that by reducing event costs for this community run, charity ride, that we can utilise funds to put more kids through road safety education.



How to guarantee yourself a jersey for event day


If you want to look the part on event day wearing our ace cycling jersey, you must enter before 6 October 2019. This allows enough time for the delivery to arrive in Inverloch, where we will keep it safe until you can collect it at pre-event check in on the 8th or 9th November.

If you enter after 6 October, you will receive your jersey after event day (postage will be added to your entry fee). So, to guarantee a jersey will be available for you at event check-in, enter before 6 October … what are you waiting for?

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Get started cycling program

Prepare for the 40km or 53km with the BCCC Body Torque training program. Begin your free training program now and get yourself ready to ride on Saturday 9th November 2019.  The training program will enable you to ride up to 60kms comfortably

Click the link above to sign up for the free program. You will then receive a weekly email with a link to that week’s training plan.  Good luck and we can’t wait to see you on the 9th November, with your mindset, confidence, endurance and strength in top shape for the ride of your life!

Why riders come back every year

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge’s four rides  (40km, 53km, 85km, 121km) are loved by many returning and new riders each year. After the 2018 event we  asked you why you keep coming back and here’s what you said … if you like what you read, get involved, enter the ride now:

“It’s a relaxed, friendly,  welcoming event not just for the hard core riders, it’s beautiful scenery and that’s what keeps me coming back every year.”


“This is our BCCC 7th ride. We love it mostly because of the beautiful course, & the variety the course offers. We love that the event isn’t  too big, & that everyone’s very friendly & not pretentious.”


“The community spirit, beautiful ride, and the volunteers are awesome.”


“I loved the route organisation, the marshalling and the attitude of the participants.”


“I love the route and the low key atmosphere.”


“Loved the personal challenge, the friendliness of the volunteers and the atmosphere of the ride – all very positive. And so well organised compared to some other rides!”


“Challenging ride in a relaxed environment with friends.”


“Friendly atmosphere. close to Melbourne. great weekend away.”


“The route was beautiful. The new start/end is an excellent choice. The volunteers who showed us the route out on the road were so nice and encouraging.”

“I especially liked the ride route – quiet roads and beautiful scenery.”


“Nice routes with little traffic.”


“When we get to Mt Misery every year we wonder why on earth we are there, but the satisfaction on getting up it, & the next hill which is equally torturous makes us comes back again the next year.”

With just two months to go and rider numbers capped at 1000, don’t miss out on your spot. Enter now.


Need somewhere to stay for the BCCC?


Need somewhere to stay for the BCCC? Check out these great rates at the RACV Inverloch Resort

Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is pleased to announce the RACV Inverloch Resort is supporting the event in 2019.

The much welcomed support will see 2019 BCCC riders provided with significantly discounted rates for specific rooms, cabins and caravan sites at the resort on the event weekend – Friday 8 and Saturday 9  November 2019.

“We are thrilled to further strengthen our ongoing partnership and offer our support to this wonderful and important community event.” said Carey Norton, Resort Manager at the RACV Inverloch Resort.

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Including two full breakfasts served in the stunning Radius restaurant, a two night stay with an Ocean View is being discounted to just $297 per night, while the Premium Ocean View Room is $340 per night. Cabins are also available at $310 per night for two guests, including breakfast. Two night minimum booking applies on Saturday nights.

“BCCC entrants can also access RACV Membership rates (to their level of membership) if the rates are lower for them to book.”

These rates are for direct bookings only with the RACV Inverloch Resort. BOOK NOW VIA PHONE 03 5674 0000 or VIA EMAIL

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is one of the most spectacular rides in Victoria and will be held on Saturday 9th November 2019. With four ride choices there is something to suit all ages and abilities. A charity event, proceeds fund in-school road safety education for young drivers, passengers and cyclists.

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Thanks to our partners & supporters

Lions Clubs - Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Bass Coast Triathlon Club, Lynton Clay Photography, Liz Hill Photography, BUGS (Bicycle User Groups) from Phillip Island, Rotary Clubs - Inverloch & Leongatha, Bass Coast Board Riders, Coastal Crewzers Cycling Group, Leongatha Cycling Club, Inverloch Soccer Club, Connections Church Inverloch

Thanks to our major sponsors